What is up with google?

Okay, I honestly don’t know what is going on with Google lately but so far (for over a week now), I have had issues with my gmail account and with the captcha tool I was using for all my websites. Before all these problems started however, I realized that google has once again updated they google groups and omg, what a mess that is. Group owners are having problems left and right with google groups. Once upon a time the group owner could add a group banner image to there group page so visitors could see the banner. Not anymore, those banners are cut in half where you now have to scroll down to see the rest of the image.

Dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Why anyone would think THAT was a good idea, well, I don’t know what they were thinking when they did that. And I wouldn’t call that a very good upgrade than before either. Seriously Google, if you’re going to do that to the group owners then WHY even have a google groups to begin with? Especially if the group owners can’t have the groups look like they were in the past and were appealing to the eye. Looking at some half image that you have to scroll down to see the rest of is idiotic in my opinion and well, it’s just plain stupid too.

Okay, so that’s google groups. Now let’s move onto Gmail. Yeah the free email alternative to all those pricey email programs out there. Well, I don’t know what’s up with gmail lately but even that is having it’s own issues these days also. For over a week now I’ve been able to log into my online gmail account but for some reason cannot download all the email to my computer through pop3. I keep getting these errors saying that the site is down or something along those lines.

But, wait. That’s not all. Recently I was contacted by a registered member of one of my other websites telling me the trouble she was having logging in. Google has a free captcha tool that website owners can use on there websites for free to stop spammers from registering or leaving spam comments. Well, apparently that captcha tool doesn’t work when Google’s site is down or not working properly either.

And you would think with ALL these problems that Google has been having lately they would send you an email and let you know about it RIGHT? Well, no. Because apparently that’s too much trouble for them to do and I guess with all these technical problems they keep having, I can see why. I really do hope they get it together sometime soon because I can just imagine how many people have already lost product orders from emails that were important to them or other files that are irreplaceable that they had stored in folders in their gmail accounts.